Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez ~ Long Term
An experienced domestic couple is required to work in a luxury, centrally located villa in St Tropez. The family of two adults and three teenage boys use the property as a vacation home for approximately 3 months each year and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English; at least one of the couple should also speak good communicative French. One of the couple must have good gardening experience and if lacking in extensive gardening knowledge a contract gardener will be engaged twice per month to give guidance and instruction on what should be scheduled for the mature 1ha gardens at each particular time of year.
Duties will include:
Assisting in kitchen
Preparation of light breakfast
Table Setting/Service (informal)
Accommodation of a newly renovated 1 bedroom house on the property is offered with this role. It is preferable - but not essential - that both of the couple are able to drive. A scooter is provided for speedy morning errands.
Salary: €TBD (CDI)
Start date: ASAP
Domestic Couple ~ Cannes ON HOLD
Our client is seeking an experienced couple who have the necessary knowledge and enthusiasm to run one of the most prestigious properties in Cannes. This clients current couple are retiring after 25 years working for the family and our client would like to find a replacement couple who will be able to offer a similar length of employment and loyalty. Generally the role will involve housekeeping, driving and property maintenance and for much of the year the couple will work alone however when the client arrive they bring with them several staff from their other homes. They use the Cannes property for a maximum of 8 weeks per year often less therefore the couple must be able to work autonomously and communicate well with the client’s family office.
Duties will include:
Housekeeping ( male to assist female where necessary)
Light Cooking ( an advantage but not essential)
Informal table service
Applicants must have valid working permits/residency cards allowing for employment in France. One of the couple should be able to communicate in French with local contractors, fluency is not essential. Fluent English from both of the couple is essential. A one bedroom apartment is offered as accommodation, unfortunately couples with dependent children can not be considered.
Start date: ASAP
Resident Couple ~ Cannes POSITION NOW FILLED
A very experienced domestic couple is required to handle the day-to-day running, maintenance and upkeep of a large luxury villa in Cannes. The couple must have extensive experience working to this type of high level, high service property with a strong record of providing discreet and seamless guest services.
Skills and duties required will include:
• Good knowledge of specific fabric and their cleaning requirements
• Dealing with flowers and laying/clearing tables/kitchen assistance
• Stock control
• Reporting technical issues or malfunctions in the property
• Garden maintenance (mowing, pruning, clearing, leaf removal)
• Pool maintenance
• Maintaining outdoor furniture in good condition
• Mechanical duties (plumbing, pipes, air conditioning system)
• Maintain the boiler and fuel supply to main house
• Ensuring equipment and machinery are clean after use, and well stored
• Liaising with contractors
• Airport transfers should the employers need
• Handle the security system
• General non specified additional tasks to maintain the property from time to time
Accommodation is provided with this role, we are awaiting details. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English and conversational French, have excellent letters of reference and have either EU nationality or valid documentation allowing employment in France.
Salary: € Neg
Start date: 1st August
Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport